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21 20th July 19:05
ace
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Where are you growing them? It's most likely a temperature-related
problem - if they're outdoors in the UK they're perhaps just getting
too cold.

Ours are doing fine again this year, outside on our sun-trap terrace
in Alsace, with a couple of late new plants from seed this year in
full flower at the moment and the older plants having been bearing
fruit for a month or two.

Lack of feeding them won't be a reason that they're not
flowering/fruiting, certainly, and if it was new compost they were
seeded in this year is largely unnecessary anyway. Some of ours are in
desparate need of repotting and/or feeding, as they're only producing
very small chillies, but this is off plants that are perhaps 7-8 years
old and still in the original compost. Younger plants are much more
vigorous and produce larger fruits.

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22 20th July 19:05
fourmations
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thanks ace

mine are seeded and grown on
indoors is dublin, ireland
(a tiny bit colder than u.k. AFAIK)

will i try them outside? cold frame?

regards

niall
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23 20th July 19:20
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Just bought three plants from a garden centre (the last three, unknown
variety). They are flowering (white flowers) however many of the stems
on which the flowers reside have turned a little black - some flowers
are dying. Any ideas?
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24 20th July 19:23
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Black isn't abnormal - chilli plants often blacken where the stems joins the
plant. I don't know why but I see it almost every time I grow chillies.

As for flowers falling - that can be normal as well if the plant is unable
to sustain too many chillies. But it can also signify too hot a night time
temperature. Try putting the plants in a cooler (but not a cool) place. Some
seem to do very well in a greenhouse from potting to fruiting but others
don't seem to thrive in greenhouse conditions. Apparently night time temps
can be a problem for some plants.

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25 20th July 20:13
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Greg,

I have been growing them on the windowsill for years but I have now moved to
a smallholding in Wales and have a polytunnel - I now have 30+ varieties! It
is amazing the variety of flavours (I don't just go in for heat!) and
Indian/Thai/African cooking tastes so much better if you use an appropriate
variety of chilli not just an American derived one.

I mainly grow for my self but do sell my surplus by post.

Karen Dixon
Chilli Trading Company
http://www.chillitraders.co.uk
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26 20th July 20:13
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CTC> I have been growing them on the windowsill for years but I
CTC> have now moved to a smallholding in Wales and have a
CTC> polytunnel - I now have 30+ varieties! It is amazing the
CTC> variety of flavours (I don't just go in for heat!) and
CTC> Indian/Thai/African cooking tastes so much better if you
CTC> use an appropriate variety of chilli not just an American
CTC> derived one.

I have often wondered what Indian cooking was like when the
source of heat was only black pepper, since ultimately *all*
chillies are "American derived". I suspect I know what you mean
and it is probably very interesting to try to grow chillies from
the same area as the type of recipe. How did you get seeds of,
say, African chillies?


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27 20th July 20:21
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James,

There are a number of seed merchants over here who sell chilli seeds. We
mainly use Nicky's Seeds (http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/) who have a range
of over 75 varieties of chillis and also Simpson's (http://www.simpsonsseeds.co.uk)
who are excellent for all sorts of veg seeds, not just chillis.

I had a look and Nicky's appear to ship to the US (and seeds are not likely
to cost too much in postage). I would be surprised if you didn't have
sources closer to home though.

Cheers!

Karen Dixon
The Chilli Trading Company
http://www.chillitraders.co.uk
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28 20th July 20:31
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Hi all

My chillies (indoor) are now two foot high
but still no flowers or fruits

one plant had three flowers which fell off
and nothing happened since

I didnt tomato feed them as i though
that was for when fruit apperaed

I had planted them a little late

any thoughts

regards

niall
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29 20th July 20:31
ace
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Where are you growing them? It's most likely a temperature-related
problem - if they're outdoors in the UK they're perhaps just getting
too cold.

Ours are doing fine again this year, outside on our sun-trap terrace
in Alsace, with a couple of late new plants from seed this year in
full flower at the moment and the older plants having been bearing
fruit for a month or two.

Lack of feeding them won't be a reason that they're not
flowering/fruiting, certainly, and if it was new compost they were
seeded in this year is largely unnecessary anyway. Some of ours are in
desparate need of repotting and/or feeding, as they're only producing
very small chillies, but this is off plants that are perhaps 7-8 years
old and still in the original compost. Younger plants are much more
vigorous and produce larger fruits.

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30 20th July 20:31
fourmations
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thanks ace

mine are seeded and grown on
indoors is dublin, ireland
(a tiny bit colder than u.k. AFAIK)

will i try them outside? cold frame?

regards

niall
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